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Board approves use of “Square”
    WWG — Shannon Helgeson, BOLT advisor, talked to the board about getting a Square to use for credit card purchases. The device called the Square is actually a mini credit card reader that can be used with a smart phone or tablet with a data plan....

The  Winds of Art The Winds of Art
    Walnut grove — Students last Thursday at the elementary school were not able to experience everything from A to Z, but they were able to experience everything from B to W — bookmaking, and weaving. Those experiences touched all of the students’ senses of sight, hearing, and ...

District to reach out to community
FINN ROCK: “I’ve been trying to emphasize the idea of public relations and relationship building,” was the way Jim Thomas explained his work as the new McKenzie Schools superintendent. Speaking at last week’s meeting of the school board, he encouraged the district to again work on developing a stra...

Body found on Clear Lake Cutoff
MCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is investigating the death of a Springfield man found deceased Wednesday in his vehicle at a McKenzie River viewpoint along Highway 126 east of Belknap Springs. The initial investigation indicat...

Mom, Dad & toddler die in weekend wreck Mom, Dad & toddler die in weekend wreck
SANTIAM PASS: A two-vehicle crash Saturday morning killed three people in one of the involved vehicles. ...


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Between the Lines
    I love fall of the year, the air is clear, the moon is full and the skies are blue, unfortunately it is also a harbinger of the four letter words, the ones I can print, snow and cold. But I digress, back to those not so lazy days of summer,  but the serenity of fal...

Between the Lines
    If you use a smart phone do not  download a flashlight app!...

Tipster helps protect Belknap Bridge Tipster helps protect Belknap Bridge
RAINBOW: A phone call from a concerned resident helped Lane County officials catch an overweight empty rock quarry truck crossing the Belknap Covered Bridge on Wednesday, resulting in a $605 fine for the driver....

County denies golf course subdivision County denies golf course subdivision
WALTERVILLE: A plan that could have led to the redevelopment the McKenzie River Golf Course as a 27-home subdivision was rejected by Lane County last week. The decision by county planning director Matt Laird took into account current zoning, which would have allowed the 59-acre parcel to be divided...

Forest roads face $3.2 million shortfall Forest roads face $3.2 million shortfall
RAINBOW: People had a chance to place some priorities on places that matter to them last Wednesday night. They did it by marking up maps to show which U.S. Forest Service roads they use and what sort of special places they feel are along those routes....

Council approves meal site agreement
    Westbrook — Sarah Anderson Senior Nutrition Services coordinator talked to the council about the Senior Nutrition program in Westbrook. ...

Volunteer honored for forest clean up Volunteer honored for forest clean up
BLUE RIVER: Monty Wilson, a Recreation Volunteer for the McKenzie River Ranger District from Blue River, was honored earlier this month by for his work cleaning up the forest. The District held a lunch and slideshow on October 2nd and presented Wilson with outdoor gear as a thank you for all his ef...

Mystery letter Mystery letter
    Westbrook — On September 13, Arnie Beek and his wife Jean attended an all school reunion of Midland #6 country school. The reunion was held at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids. ...

CGB knocks Chargers out of playoffs
    Graceville — The Chargers playing the third seed Clinton Graceville Beardsley Wolverines  (5-3) found themselves facing a formidable foe that came into the game with 65-6 record and a state championship since 2008. ...

CGB knocks Chargers out of playoffs
    Graceville — The Chargers playing the third seed Clinton Graceville Beardsley Wolverines  (5-3) found themselves facing a formidable foe that came into the game with 65-6 record and a state championship since 2008. ...

McKenzie Sports Update McKenzie Sports Update
McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week...

Chargers fall to Edgerton
    WWG — In the first quarter the Chargers started the game with Tristan Joel returning the opening kickoff 8 yards to their own 20. Then they went three and out. After holding the Dutchmen to three and out the Chargers started their next drive at their own  25. The d...

Chargers shutout Fulda 24-0
    Fulda — The Chargers rebounded nicely as they took an early 16 point lead in the first quarter against the Raiders last Friday night, then added another score in the third to gain the victory. ...